Sunday, 5 February 2012

Maleny Rotary Bulletin Vol.53 No.29 for 8th February 2012

"THE RANGE" The Rotary Club of Maleny Inc Bulletin Vol. 53 No. 29

Wednesday 8th February 2012


Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm for Club Assembly.  An independent facilitator, Tony Freeman, will guide us through a session focussing on possible improvements to the club. Members are requested to bring their  top 5 choices from "101 Strategies" and their top 3 choices from "Membership Tips" circulated by Karen with Rick V's email of 18 January.

Please tender meal apologies to Karen Binstead by noon Tuesday.

                             8th Feb          15th Feb           22nd Feb

Duty Officer           Brian K     Lloyd L Andy S

Registration           Geoff C          Lionel T             Sherryl G

ADO & Scribe        Brian D           Charlotte G        Mike G

Fellowship             Andy S             Brian A               John W      


18th February

Mike Gregory (Leader)  Sherryl Gregory  Chris Brooker  Karen Binstead

3rd March

Bernice McLennan (Leader)  John McLennan  Angela Griffin  Bill Hankinson


Chairman Chris B opened the meeting with 20 members present and continued to conduct it in his own inimical style.  He welcomed back Angela G who had made up at RC of South Foreland in Dover.  Angela announced that there would be a Community Service committee meeting on 2nd February.

Brian K indicated that the formwork for the school project was due to be set up on 11th February.

Charlotte G was anxious for members to confirm their attendance at the joint meeting with Nambour 76 on 22nd February.

For Youth, Chris B reported that flyers were being distributed seeking applicants for 'Adventure in Citizenship".
Bike Ed will be held for Maleny towards the end of the year.  The River School will replace Montville in this programme.
The first InterAct meeting for the year will be held next week.

Brian A reported that there was $7,800 in the bank from calendar sales; the final figure was expected to be about $8,500.  Deb L and Rick V had volunteered to join the committee.  Lionel T asked members for their feedback about past calendars.

Sergeant Ric delegated fine collection to members with mixed results.  Mike G collected a second successive scratchy for winning heads and tails.

Chairman Chris introduced Lloyd Larney to speak on "This is my life - Part 2".  Lloyd came to Maleny in 1969 and started to operate two school buses. He then listed, with great modesty, the large number of voluntary organisations in which he  played mostly leading roles over a considerable number of years. A non-inclusive list would read: in 1970 he joined our Club, the P&C, Scouts, RSL, Show Society, Bowls Club and Meals on Wheels.  In 1977 he joined the Board of CRL and was Chairman from 1989 to 2004 during the building and development of Erowal from scratch, mostly by volunteer labour.  He became the first Group Leader of the SES when it was formed in 1981.  The SES shed in the Showgrounds was built by volunteers. In 1986, he joined the Rural Fire Brigade; the Brigade had received a donated 4WD truck but members had to buy their own clothing and equipment!

He finished by describing a difficult life saving rescue carried out by the SES in Bulimba Creek.

His presentation was greeted with richly deserved applause.  Rather than questions, a couple of members pointed out that he had failed to record some significant facts - his setting up of Bike Ed, arranging for the Jaws of Life and his receipt of the Caloundra City Citizen of the Year Award.  He quietly put this down to advancing years - however this did not detract from a record of very condiderable achievement.


15th Feb  Maleny Hotel at 6:30 for 7:00pm with Guest Speaker Colin Sinclair on "Lions International".

22nd Feb  Flaxton Gardens at 6:30 for 7:00pm - Joint meeting with Nambour 76 and "Ethical Hypothetical" by John Boyd.

25th Feb  Working bee at Mary Cairncross Park.

29th Feb  Partners' Night - other details to follow.

14th Mar  Probus 25th Anniversary Tea.

23-25th Mar District Conference at the Events Centre, Caloundra.


2nd Shirley L  14th David E  18th Jeff C  28th Marlene H


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY (or even Club Assembly? - Ed)



'The Obedient Wife'

There was a man, who had worked all his life, had saved all of his money, and was a real miser when it came to his money.

Just before he died, he said to his wife...'When I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the casket with me.  I want to take my money to the afterlife with me.'

And so he got his wife to promise him, with all of her heart, that when he died, she would put all of the money into the casket with him.

Well, he died.

He was stretched out in the casket, his wife was sitting there - dressed in black, and her friend was sitting next to her. When they finished the ceremony, and just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said:

'Wait just a moment!'

She had a small metal box with her; she came over with the box and put it in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket down and they rolled it away.

So her friend said:

'Girl, I know you were not foolish enough to put all that money in there with your husband.'

The loyal wife replied:

'Listen, I'm a Christian; I cannot go back on my word. I promised him that I was going to put that money into the casket with him.'

'You mean to tell me you put that money in the casket with him!?!?!?'

'I sure did,' said the wife.

'I got it all together, put it into my account, and wrote him a cheque....

If he can cash it, then he can spend it.' 

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